The Development Of Cole Haan’s 3.ZERØGRAND Wingtip Oxfords

Former Cole Haan designer, Kyra Markosian recently shared an insight into the development of one of my personal favourite Cole Haan silhouettes, the 3.ZERØGRAND Wingtip Oxfords.

“These were all about dialing in material applications, perforation size, and embossing details. Guess how easy it is to emboss leather using nothing but a lasercut wood template and a heat press 🤦🏻‍♀️ ” – Kyra

Below you can see some of the initial mock-ups and upper pattern, as well as some shots of the final product.

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Mr. Bailey

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